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Jul 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
a father and husband. >> i think the reason stories like this have such an impact on us is because we can all understand what it would be to have somebody that we love taken from us in this fashion. >> stay with us for updates throughout the day from colorado. ahead at 6:30, a live report and a closer look at some of the victims and the unborn baby who could become the youngest survivor. >>> president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney pulled ads in light of the tragedy in colorado. today the president will hold fund-raisers in reno, nevada and california's bay area. mitt romney was in the bay area sunday. he'll travel overseas later this week. >>> new this morning, police looking for a man who stabbed another man during a carjacking in montgomery county. this happened overnight in the 2000 -- rather the 20,500 block of fifth avenue. the victim taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. police say they knew the man who stabbed him. >>> this morning there are new allegations against d.c. mayor vincent gray's 2010 campaign. "the washington post" is
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Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
campaign events. stay with us for updates all day from colorado coming up at 4:30, an investigation into just how easy it is for someone to get their hands on the type of weapon used in the shooting. pat? >> crippling sanctions against penn state today in the wake of the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal and subsequent coverup. the ncaa slapped the school with a hefty $60 million fine, stripped the school of 14 years of winning, stripping away joe paterno's title as the winningest division 1 coach of all time. the team is also banned from postseason games for four years and has a four-year scholarship cap. while the ncaa came down hard on penn state, it wasn't the so-called death penalty some expected. chris pallone has our story. >> reporter: it's a devastating blow to a once untarnished football program. ncaa president mark emrick says that's exactly what needed in a place where football caused powerful people to cover up the sexual abuse of young boys. >> no matter what we do here today, there's no action we can take that will remove their pain and anguish. what we can do is impose san
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> penn state always has a great crowd. they come in and give us a great business. hopefully they skill come in and have the school spirit. >> reporter: some people who didn't go to penn state feel today's sanctions are justified. others say it punishes current stew departments and athletes there. >> the school is being punished and you're part of that punishment and you had no control over it. >> reporter: what is your reaction to the sanctions against penn state university. >> i think they were justified mainly because of the extreme money thrown around in college sports which is a corrupting influence. >> now, just before the start of the new football season, penn state players will each have to decide whether to stay and play for the it inially any lions or transfer to another school and play for another team. brack to you. >>> virginia is asking for federal disaster assistance after the powerful storm that killed 15 people and left more than a million others without power. state and local governments spent $27.5 million recovering from the storm at the end of june. that doesn't inc
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
said he wants other schools to use this as a gut check to make thur sure they're putting football in the proper perspecti perspective. it's not the dreaded death penalty shutting down football entirely, but some say it might be worse. penn state football will be banned from bowl games and any other postseason play for four years. >> reporter: the ncaa hammered penn state university for former administrators and joe paterno's role in reckless disregard in dealing with reports of jerry sandusky's sexual abuse. >> one of the grave dangers stemming from our love of sports is that the sports themselves can become too big to fail, too big to even challenge. >> reporter: the school is compelled to pay a $60 million fine to endow a fund to prevent child sexual abuse. it will loose ten football scholarships for four years and banned from postseason play. the football team will have its wins from 1998 through last year vacated, knocking paterno from his perch as the winningest and most revered coach just a day after the statue was removed in his honor. >> the penn state case has shaken our mos
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
discussing admissions. based on what he told us, we were concerned about his apartment. >> reporter: we know he had loud music playing. we heard it was on a timer and set it to start playing around midnight. the question is did he start playing techno music to draw a cop call? >> we can't possibly know what he intended to do right now. i've been told by the bomb experts if someone opened the door, it would have triggered the device. >> reporter: if that could have happened before the theater incident, it would have diverted the theater response. >> it could have been two simultaneous crisis. >> reporter: do you have a family? >> i do. my daughter was at the premier of batman at another theater. >> reporter: i didn't know that. another theater complex. >> another theater in aurora. >> reporter: have you had a chance to hug your daughter? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: the reason he wanted to sit down and talk, he wants to convey how proud he is of his officers and the community is proud, too. last night at the prayer vigil, i saw a lot of officers getting hugs from strangers. at the end o
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Jul 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
of public housing residents. "the washington post" says they used that database to get voters to head to the polls. that would be an illegal use of government information. mayor gray already facing pressure to resign after a former aide admitted to helping run a shadow campaign to get him elected. >>> it is now 5:06, 73 degrees. we continue to track breaking news after one of the worst days of violence in iraq in years. >>> what's being blamed for the truck accident that left a number of people dead overnight. >>> just how much money this former bus monitor will take home after being tormented by middle school students. hey, there's barely a line at space mountain. you there ! i am looking for someone, hair black as night, skin white as snow ! yeah, yeah, i got that ! she is at the castle. dad ! honey ! but she's on the move. disney mobile magic, on verizon. you wouldn't happen to have an apple ? find characters, access wait times for the park you're in, and enjoy premium features when you download disney mobile magic, powered by verizon. with the sleep number bed, it's not about
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Jul 22, 2012 11:00pm EDT
gray starts us off tonight from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: the turnout for the memorial was overwhelming. some estimates say more than 10,000 gathered to remember and honor victims of at take. tonight, a shattered city. struggles to begin picking up the pieces. >> the pain is still raw. the healing yet to begin. >> thousands gather ford a city wide memorial in aurora, united for the first time since the massacre. >> tonight is a time to honor those who died as heroes. >> bound together by the tragedy. >> we will remember. >> reporter: the strength that comes in numbers not enough to overcome pain and raw emotions from so much and so many lost. earlier in the day, president obama shared the sorrows and compassion of the nation, with survivors and families of the victims. >> i had a chance to give folks some hugs. and to shed some tears. >> reporter: it has been difficult for aurora police as well. including the officer who tried unsuccessfully to save the youngest victim, 6-year-old veronica moser. >> i have met with that officer, and we are all copyi icoping wi. >> reporter:
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Jul 23, 2012 11:00am EDT
tracy wilkins is live with more on this for us now. tracy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. ncaa officials say these sanctions are meant to change the culture of athletics at penn state. while not punishing those who have done nothing wrong. it's a tough line to walk, but here's what the ncaa came up with. penn state has to pay a $60 million fine, which equals the amount of money generated annually by the football program. there will be a four-year ban on bowl games and any post-season competitions as well. there will be a reduction in sports scholarships from 25 to 15 for the next four years. the university will be stripped of all wins from 1998 through 2011. officials say that start date marks the date of the first infraction. the university will be on probation with the ncaa for the next five years, and the ncaa reserves the right to investigate individuals affiliated with the program and possibly levy additional sanctions after all criminal proceedings are complete. this historic penalty is brought by the ncaa followed former penn state assistant coach jerry sa
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Jul 23, 2012 4:00am EDT
i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >>> this morning on "early today" -- tragedy in colorado. the 24-year-old suspect in friday's deadly movie theater shooting heads to court to face dozens of charges. >>> out with the old. 400 pounds of explosives bring down a 60-year-old landmark in the big easy. >>> and leap of faith. scores of russian parachuters attempt a record jump. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, july 23, 2012. >>> hello and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with remembering the victims. more than 10,000 people gathered in aurora, colorado, last night to pay tribute to and honor the 12 dead and dozens others injured in the theater shooting that happened early friday morning. president obama was also in aurora sunday. all this as the community prepares for its first glimpse of the 24-year-old shootingsusp hearing in just a few hours from now. nbc's jay gray reports from aurora. ♪ >> reporter: shattered city. struggles to begin picking up the pieces. >> the pain is still raw and the healing has yet to begin. >> reporter:
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
very sophisticated tests used and the state hospital is hypersensitive to the issue of are we being played by a defendant here? >> reporter: holmes is back in solitary now in the county jail. his next court appearance next monday will be for formal charges against him and then perhaps a month or two after that the formal arraignment at which time he will enter a plea -- guilty, not guilty, or not guilty by reason of insanity. >> mike taibbi starting us off from the courthouse, centennial, colorado tonight. mike, thanks. >>> as we heard families of some of the victims were in that courtroom today. nbc's kate snow has an update on the survivors and more on some of those who lost their lives. kate, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. last night there was a huge vigil here, a prayer vigil. thousands of people sang "amazing grace" together united in pain. they're trying to heal together but today many of them took time out to confront their nightmare. david sanchez was supposed to be at a maternity ward this morning awaiting the birth of his grandson. >> we never thoug
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 2:05am EDT
? >> well, he is -- what they describe to us, he lawyered up. he is at this point not cooperating. the robot watching it defuse -- or not defuse, but make the -- be able to deactivate the system of the trip wires and potential threats, a, it gives you tremendous confidence. i mean the fbi is working with the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms with the local police, the state patrol. everybody was working together, as they did on thursday night. one of the real bright lights of this is that before 9/11, i don't think we could have ever responded to this level of tragedy, 70 people that had been injured or killed, and get such efficiency and get everyone working together almost seamlessly. so even that safety and then also how they worked with this bomb thing. we're getting through this, but we still can't get into the mind of this twisted, really delusional individual. >> and there's no sense of what caused him to go off of the path he was as a doctoral student in neuroscience, somebody who may have been isolated and private but had a lot going for him on the outside. nothing
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
have such an impact on us is because we can all understand what it would be to have somebody that we love taken from us in this fashion. >> the president also praised the state, local and federal authorities who responded to the shooting. >> stop the violence, save the children, keep home alive. >> in largo, maryland, a group held a prayer vigil for the victims an families. the rainbow push coalition held a vigil, encouraging the community to be strong. they called for legislation banning assault weapons. coming up on the "today" show, in the wake of the colorado mass shooting, a hidden camera investigation on gun sales, just how easy it is for criminals to buy assault weapons. that's coming up at 7:00 a.m. on nbc4. >>> turning to first look at the weather, it is a little muggy out there. i saw a few raindrops coming in. >> meteorologist tom kierein, our eyes aren't receiving us. >> good morning, eun, good to have you back. >> thanks so much. appreciate it. >> in some places it's partly cloudy. those speckles of green, those are a few sprinkles, right now getting a few out on the mou
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Jul 23, 2012 3:05am EDT
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